Over time I've learned that it takes a special doctor and team to be calm and kind when a kid is yelling kicking and screaming, won't let you look in his eyes, won't open his mouth when the doctor says "AHHH" or responding when asked the number one medical question "Where does it hurt?", which our kids probably can't or won't answer. If your doctor doesn't float right through this and try to comfort you...take the hint and find another doctor.
- Try to find doctors that have special needs kids
- Research payment alternatives like Denti-cal regardless of your income - to expand your pool of dentists to choose from.
- Talk to families in your neighborhood who have older children with the same diagnosis and find out how they did things and who they used.
- If you are in California ask your regional center case worker for assistance with medically necessary medical and dental treatments.